Friday, June 13, 2008

The Story of Forgetting (2008)

Stefan Merrill Block has written an incredible first novel that one reviewer suggests will do for early-onset Alzheimer's what The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time did for Autism. Three stories intertwine to create a vivid exploration of the effects of this terrible disease. What is amazing is that the tale is not depressing as one might expect. I was moved by this beautiful and exceptional debut novel.

"Through the fusion of myth, science, and storytelling, this novel offers a dazzling illumination of the hard-learned truth that only through the loss of what we consider precious can we understand the value of what remains." (from the author's website)

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